Maryland vs. Michigan - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (14-13) at Maryland Terrapins (23-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday at the XFINITY Center.
The Michigan Wolverines look for a big win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, Michigan is averaging 63.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Zak Irvin is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Spike Albrecht is averaging 6.8 points and 3.7 assists. Ricky Doyle is grabbing three rebounds and Aubrey Dawkins is shooting 44.8 percent from the field. The Michigan Wolverines have four players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 74.8 percent from the line and 35.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The Maryland Terrapins look to keep things rolling with wins in four straight games. On the season, Maryland is averaging 70.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 16.1 points and 3.1 assists while Dez Wells is averaging 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Richaud Pack is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins have four players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 74.9 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Maryland is too deep of a team for a banged up Michigan team to hang with for 40 minutes. I look for the Terrapins to win this game quite easily by double digits.